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Company offers to pay $60,000 for people willing to identify gender of newborn chickens

By Mason White 4:56 PM March 11, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A company in the United Kingdom, is offering to pay more than $1,000 a week, for those who are willing to identify the gender of newborn chickens.

However, the public is turning a blind eye to the $61,000 a year job consisting of spending all day with fluffy baby animals.

In recent years, the poultry field has experienced a shortage in the role of a chick sexer, a job that requires individuals to identify the sex of a newborn chick.

Once seen as a popular work in places like Japan, fewer people are showing an interest.

There are only around 100 chick sexers in the country.

The lack of skilled workers is leading to a shortage of chicken exports, which could lead to the country losing valuable business to others.

Sexing requires an individual to inspect the inside of a chick to identify its gender.

Sexing requires a minimum of three years of training, so that workers can develop a speed of 700 chickens per hour, with an accuracy of 98 percent.

In a job advertisement published on a website, employees would be paid $4.60 per 100 chicks, and a total consideration of up to 1.5 million chickens per year.